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NWS confirms Bourbon County tornado classified as an EF-1

Updated July 30, 2013 at 4:10 PM CST:  The National Weather Service confirms a tornado did touchdown Monday night in Bourbon County, Kansas.

NWS says an EF-1 tornado dropped near Bourbon State Lake at 20th and Indian Road.

The tornado damaged a number of trees, moved a mobile home about four feet off of it's foundation, destroyed a small shed, and threw a boat into a tree.

NWS says the tornado was about 100 yards wide, had maximum wind speeds of about 90 miles an hour, and was on the ground for about a minute.

There were no injuries.

Nearby residents say the tornado definitely was a surprise.

 

Updated July 30, 2013 at 3:10 PM CST:  National Weather Services officials in Springfield have confirmed that it was an EF-1 tornado that struck near Bourbon State Lake.

There were no injuries.

 

Posted July 29, 2013 at 9:06 PM CST:  Officials with the National Weather Service are trying to determine if a tornado touched down near Fort Scott, Kansas.

This picture came to us from the Fort Scott Police Department.

Dispatchers say there was damage to a mobile home; it was moved about 4 feet off its foundation.

A small shed was destroyed, a boat was thrown into a tree, and several trees were down.

This picture was taken at the corner of 20th and Indian Road at the Bourbon State Lake.

There have been no injuries.

The picture was forwarded to the National Weather Service.

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